Seasons, usage and age all play a factor in the efficiency of your home’s plumbing system. While regular maintenance to your system will prolong its life, it’s still necessary to invest in updates to keep your home comfortable and functional. If you’re not sure the best way to care for your home’s plumbing system, here are a few plumbing updates to make and when to make them:

Your water heater has an expiry date

Most water heaters can live for 10-15 years with regular maintenance before it’s time for a replacement. Not only do old water heaters become less efficient with time, but they also have a higher risk of springing a leak or producing rusty water near the end of their lives. While this may seem like a daunting and costly update, it is critical to have access to hot water in your home for cleaning, bathing and more. If you’re making the leap to a new water heater, consider a tankless water heater for better energy-efficiency and a reliable supply of hot water.

Keep your pipes and your water hot all winter long

Be prepared the next time winter comes back around in Niagara with proper pipe insulation. Pipe insulation is affordable and easy to install by simply wrapping a foam sleeve around your exposed metal pipes that line exterior walls. Avoid insulation all together by updating your metal plumbing with plastic pipes. Not only do plastic pipes not freeze, but they also are more affordable than copper and just as durable.

Updating your bathroom fixtures for a stylish and functional change

Switching out your bathroom fixtures can change the aesthetics of your bathroom completely. This simple remodel update will also provide better water efficiency while elimination leaks and drippy faucets. New bathroom fixtures are a win-win-win update. So when is the right time to make the switch? If you’re seeking a new look in your bathroom, anytime can be the right time. But, to get the most bang for your buck, update your bathroom fixtures before you sell to increase your home’s value.

If your home’s plumbing is due for an update, trust our team of experienced plumbing technicians to do the job right the first time. At Wellbrook Plumbing, we offer installation of boilers, faucets, toilets, water heaters and more. Click to learn more about our residential services or call us at 289-686-4695 for your in-home consultation.